Independent School Entrance

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Independent School Entrance – Getting your child into the right school from pre-prep to 6th form

You want to send your child to an independent school. Where do you go for the best advice?

ISBN: 978-0-946095-59-9
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: February 2016

Description

You want to send your child to an independent school. Where do you go for the best advice? This accessible guide gives you all the information you need to make an informed choice and support your child through the application process. We’ve gathered together expert advice, case studies and tips from other parents to give you a complete overview in one easy-to-use handbook.

  • How to choose and apply to an independent school
  • Inside information from the experts: heads of UK independent schools
  • Beyond league tables and prospectuses, advice on everything from choosing a school to financial aid and acing the interview
  • Packed with checklists and real-life tips from parents who have already gone through it

Contents

  • Costs and benefits of independent schools
  • Applying for financial aid
  • Admissions from 5+ to 13+
  • Choosing the right school
  • When to register
  • Exam preparation
  • Interviews and activity days
  • Moving to senior school
  • Changing schools at 16+
  • More advice to help you and your child navigate this stage of your life together

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker is a retired academic who spent many years teaching in the tertiary sector. She is the author of several books on children’s literacy, and the well-received The 11+ and 13+ Handbook.

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  1. Charlotte Wong, Parent, Hong Kong

    5 out of 5 Excellent Guide

    Charlotte Wong, Parent, Hong Kong

    An excellent guide into the world of UK independent schools. The book goes directly to the core of the many questions that parents have, by offering expert advice, unique perspectives from schools, and first-hand experiences of parents and students. A definite must for parents starting to think about independent schools for their children – you would be left feeling knowledgeable and well-informed about the entire system.

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  2. Peter Kirk, Executive Chairman, ISEB Ltd

    5 out of 5 An excellent publication

    Peter Kirk, Executive Chairman, ISEB Ltd

    I think it is an excellent publication, which is easy to read and I particularly like the Author’s Tips. Attractively presented, it is all laid out in a logical manner and is a most informative book. I am sure it will be a huge success.

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  3. Barnaby Lenon, Chairman, Independent Schools Council

    5 out of 5 The best on the the market by miles

    Barnaby Lenon, Chairman, Independent Schools Council

    The Independent School Entrance book is absolutely GREAT…the best on the market by miles.

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  4. Alicia Lewis, Parent

    5 out of 5

    Alicia Lewis, Parent

    Great book, full of useful information, would recommend it to anyone looking at getting their child into an independent school.

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  5. Ralph Lucas, Edtor-in-Chief, from The Good Schools Guide

    5 out of 5

    Ralph Lucas, Edtor-in-Chief, from The Good Schools Guide

    A great guide to getting into an independent school from people who really know their way around the system. Gives a clear and robust view of the dos and don’ts, tending at times to a brutal honesty which is going to give some of the schools that read it severe attacks of the hiccoughs. No harm in that, of course – much better that parents should know where they really stand. Independent schools are genuinely open – and welcoming – to all, but the hoops that pupils (and parents) have to leap through to get in are completely different to state schools. With this book, you will be well prepared.

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  6. The Watson Family

    4 out of 5 So helpful

    The Watson Family

    We’re so glad we found this book, it answers so many questions and has helped us with our search for the best school for our son.

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  7. Clarissa Farr, High Mistress of St Paul’s Girls’ School

    5 out of 5

    Clarissa Farr, High Mistress of St Paul’s Girls’ School

    Anyone contemplating a 21st century independent education for their child cannot help but reach for it with a sigh of relief.

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